The risk of ill-informed reform: the future for English flood risk management

Alexander, Meghan, Priest, Sally J. and Penning-Rowsell, Edmund C. (2018) The risk of ill-informed reform: the future for English flood risk management. Area, 50 (3). pp. 426-429. ISSN 0004-0894

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Flood risk in the UK is recognised by many as a major 21st century challenge. However Flood Risk Management (FRM) has become widely contested, with the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Efra) Committee recently calling for major governance reform. Engaging this debate, this commentary evaluates the extent to which such reform is necessary or wise when it appears that it may ironically, albeit inadvertently, exacerbate key criticisms of the current system.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Flood Hazard Research Centre
Item ID: 22724
Notes on copyright: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Alexander, M. , Priest, S. and Penning‐Rowsell, E. C. (2017), The risk of ill‐informed reform: the future for English flood risk management. Area. . doi:10.1111/area.12393, which has been published in final form at This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions.
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Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2017 14:22
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